Alamo, Georgia

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Alamo is a city in Wheeler County, Georgia, United States. The population was 1,943 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Wheeler County[3]. Alamo was founded in 1909. Alamo's courthouse was built in 1913 and is on the National Register of Historical Places. The Lamplighter Little Theatre dates back to 1919.

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Geography

Alamo is located at 32°8′54″N 82°46′43″W / 32.14833°N 82.77861°W / 32.14833; -82.77861[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.9 square miles (5.0 km²), of which, 1.9 square miles (5.0 km²) of it is land and 0.52% is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,943 people, 363 households, and 255 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,014.5 people per square mile (390.7/km²). There were 414 housing units at an average density of 216.2/sq mi (83.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 46.37% White, 52.60% African American, 0.57% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.93% of the population.

There were 363 households out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.4% were married couples living together, 21.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.5% were non-families. 28.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the city the population was spread out with 14.3% under the age of 18, 14.1% from 18 to 24, 44.9% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 7.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 257.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 323.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,000, and the median income for a family was $30,125. Males had a median income of $25,921 versus $20,208 for females. The per capita income for the city was $8,147. About 24.9% of families and 24.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.4% of those under age 18 and 25.6% of those age 65 or over.

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